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Burford Capital and the Lawyer Research Service, a division of The Lawyer, have collaborated to produce a series of reports on the UK litigation financing market. This report, the second in the series, focuses on some of the more complex and less well understood funding structures available for companies and law firms involved in the […]

The evolution of litigation finance – in association with Burford Capital

The legal industry is woefully unfamiliar with the wide range of financing solutions offered by litigation funders, resulting in claimants, defendants and law firms tying up more capital and assuming more risk than is necessary during cases. That was the main finding of a survey undertaken by The Lawyer Research Service and Burford Capital late last year…

Exploding myths of litigation financing

The Lawyer Research Service and Burford Capital UK litigation and arbitration funding barometer – Issue 1. Only three years ago, litigation financing in the UK was poorly understood, rarely discussed and even less frequently used. According to a survey undertaken by The Lawyer Research Service and Burford Capital, it is today regarded by the UK’s […]

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Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.

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Barclays has appointed Victoria Hardy as general counsel of its investment banking arm in the UK, Europe and Middle East, to replace Simon Croxford who was promoted to deputy legal chief in August.

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